Category Archives: stash

Rethinking the Stash

So, I’ve just finished my modified Georgetown–more on that later! And this is my 5th sweater for the year! Whoa. And it means I have worked through all of my sweater yarn stash, with the exception of some Brooklyn Tweed … Continue reading

Posted in choices, Georgetown, knitting, sock yarn, socks, stash, sweater, unexpected, yarn | 28 Comments

It’s Time to Come Back Home

Hello blogger world. I’m back. It’s the end of my summer and the beginning of a new academic year and I am ready to dust off the blog and get to some writing. You all have given me so much … Continue reading

Posted in community, family, fiber, friends, homespun, stash, summer, Uncategorized, unexpected, yarn | 8 Comments

Traveling Hat!

Unexpected travel plans call for some excellent car knitting (i.e. *not* the Lothlorian shawl!) Since my knee socks are almost finished, I fretted that I would not have enough knitting for the 12 hour drive . . . and so, … Continue reading

Posted in found, hat, knitting, place, stash, travel, unexpected, unicorns | 9 Comments

Episode 1: Overdue Introductions

Well, hello there! Two years into this blog, and I think it’s time to introduce ourselves ¬†ūüôā I’ll go first! Here is Episode 1 of the knittingtestash podcast that will be a feature of the YouTube¬†channel. This one is a … Continue reading

Posted in community, episode, fiber, handspun, introductions, knitting, podcast, Ravelry, stash, video | 4 Comments

What Does 5KG of Fiber Look Like?

I mean, Spinzilla is almost over and I certainly *needed* to replenish the stash, right? Also, I got a great deal on this fiber–it’s from World of Wool and it’s lap waste from their carding machines. Some of it is … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, lap waste, mail call, re-stashing, stash, unicorns | 3 Comments

Going Natural

There are always debates about superwash wool–is it good, bad, ugly, lovely, useful? We know it takes dye well and it can be an excellent choice for garments or blankets or socks that need a lot of washing. But, some … Continue reading

Posted in decisions, destash, experiment, fiber, handspun, natural, stash, superwash | 2 Comments

Cheers to Knitting the Pretties

Sometimes I stare into my stash or I squish some lovely yarn and I think to myself, “how could I knit this??!” ¬†Yesterday, I pulled out some 80/20 Merino/Nylon fingering yarn from Log House Cottage¬†and had that moment: it’s just … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, caked yarn, celebration, choices, favorites, found, indy dyer, inspiration, merino, special, stash, yarn | 3 Comments

Planz . . .

Busy, busy days at writing, teaching, and journal work. In the few, spare moments, I’ve been working on Hippety Hop #2; I cast on a quick pair of socks for Spencer in Regia Arne and Carlos; and I have been … Continue reading

Posted in indy dyer, inspiration, knitting, patterns, yarn | 4 Comments

Oh My Miss Babs . . . (Review)

I have been hearing talk of Miss Babs for quite some time. And I even traded for a single skein a few months back. But I was biding my time until a little extra yarn money came into the budget; … Continue reading

Posted in colorway, indie dyer, inspiration, review, stash, tips, yarn | 2 Comments

Stashing Time

We have had a few visitors of late–family and friends. And many have taken a tour of the house (so many repairs over the years! it’s an 1890s house after all) and, inevitably, the “yarn room”. Now, I am proud … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, meditation, obsession, stash, unexpected, yarn, year-long | 2 Comments